2007 – Archi Factory

20’ non-habitable sport catamaran

Launch : 2007
Program : Transatlantic record in non-habitable vessel



Technical point of view:

Rather than use a more or less adapted or transformed production boat – like some have done previously – the Ocean Express team chose to design and build a specific catamaran adapted to crossing conditions. The catamaran’s architecture articulated around the idea of comfort. She is capacious, high on the water, equipped of foils and ladders that can hold a tent with arches. The extra comfort does not hinder the boat’s performance. Quite the opposite: these different architectural choices make her all the more seafaring. The rigging and geometry of the platforms are optimized for downwind trade winds.

December 2007 – A new World record!!!

Pierre-Yves Moreau and Benoît Lequin set the Atlantic crossing world record in December 2007. It took them 11 days, 11 hours, 25 minutes and 42 seconds. That’s 50 hours, 32 minutes and 45 seconds less than the previous record set by Italians Andréa Gancia and Mattéo Miceli.

  • Distance: 2700 mn
  • Start: Dakar (Senegal)
  • Finish: Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (France)

See the boat in action :

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